Lifepoint Hospitals Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) Stock Price While Sentiment Dive

Ratings analysis reveals 22% of Lifepoint Hospitals's analysts are positive. The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2. As per Monday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Underperform". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 with "Outperform". The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) earned "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16. Principal Grp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. 8,390 were reported by Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Com. The company had a trading volume of 52,594 shares. (LPNT)'s stock declined 3.05%. About 30,241 shares traded. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

LifePoint Health, Inc., incorporated in August 12, 2004, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities. The company has market cap of 6.28 billion GBP. It has a 9.74 P/E ratio. It offers a range of general and specialized healthcare services to patients through a network of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Company shares last traded at $56.00 just below $59.01, the 50 day moving average and significantly below the 200 day moving average of $62.36. The value of the total investment in LifePoint Health, Inc. increased from $5,459,000 to $5,705,000 increasing 4.5% since the last quarter. It has underperformed by 21.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2016 Q4. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Lifepoint Hospitals, 0 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 5 recommend "Hold".

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bb Biotech Ag reported 1.02 million shares or 1.93% of all its holdings. The lowest target is $57 while the high is $107. Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) for 1,122 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Assoc accumulated 609 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 247,181 shares. "(LPNT) Stake Increased by Arizona State Retirement System" was posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. Ronald Blue Commerce Limited Liability Corporation invested in 17,308 shares. Its down 0.13, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.15, for a total transaction of $5,282,560.05. Monetary Group reported 0.21% in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 816,147 shares of the company's stock worth $54,804,000 after acquiring an additional 462,211 shares during the last quarter. Blackrock Institutional Trust Na reported 26.82 million shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Creative Planning owns 1,122 shares. NEXT plc (LON:NXT) has 0.00% since September 5, 2016 and is. Summit Asset Mngmt Ltd Company accumulated 6,432 shares. Northern Corp invested in 417,346 shares or 0.01% of the stock. New York-based Qci Asset Mgmt has invested 1.07% in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Insiders own 7.28% of the company's stock. First Heartland Consultants Inc stated it has 5,887 shares. As of quarter end Ironbridge Capital Management Lp had sold a total of 9,011 shares trimming its stake by 9.4%. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 20% are positive. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.06. On Monday, July 4 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,745,824 shares of the company's stock valued at $245,351,000 after buying an additional 3,714,004 shares in the last quarter. Also, Chairman William F. Carpenter III sold 82,347 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The company has market cap of $19.48 billion. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Monday, May 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, May 13 by Scotia Capital. Leerink Swann upgraded LifePoint Health from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and raised their target price for the company from $73.00 to $74.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Strong Buy" on Wednesday, December 14. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 504,535 shares in the company, valued at $32,365,920.25.

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